Providing young musicians with instruments since 1998.
“Having this instrument has made many things possible for me…it’s such a relief to know that I can rely on my equipment …. I’ve played on many other violas over the past few years, and none of them came close to matching my personality and playing style as well as this one.” Scholar Rick Neff View Full Profile
“I was so enthusiastic about my viola my quartet partners had to pry the instrument from my hands.
I just wanted to keep playing,” Scholar Molly Carr. View Full Profile
“This violin and your Foundation has really opened up a lot of doors for me and helped me accomplish things that wouldn’t have been possible without your help!” Scholar James Zabawa View Full Profile
“My student would not be succeeding without the Virtu Foundation’s help. Thank you for making the viola available to her and for supporting so many other deserving musicians. The doors you have opened for these young artists by loaning them appropriate tools represent major turning points in their lives.” Heidi Castleman Julliard Teacher.
“Since receiving the Virtu violin in the summer…I have taken some significant steps in my musical career. I played the instrument for two solo recitals, five chamber recitals, a concerto with orchestra and six University Orchestra concerts. The violin helped me earn the concertmaster chair of the University’s Orchestra where I had the opportunity to perform a variety of concertmaster solos.” Scholar Alexander Corbett. View Full Profile
To succeed, every musician needs three elements: passion, hard work and opportunity. Due to difficult circumstances, countless families are unable to afford the high cost of private music lessons, which are essential for any aspiring classical musician. The Opportunity Music Project locates dedicated families with a child interested in music and offers them the opportunity to take private music lessons. Jessica Garand, Director.